First Year Experience Squad

The FYE Squad is a group of 5 students who are ambassadors on behalf of First Year Experience. Squad members engage with first year students at various campus events, serve as advocates on behalf of first-year students, and contribute to creating an overall positive experience for all first year students. 

Our Graduate Intern, Bao Nhia Moua, oversees the FYE Squad Program and can answer any of your questions regarding Squad engagement.

  • Bao Nhia Moua
  • Elsa Calzada
  • Jerzy Messan
  • Lexi Julien
  • Shaneli Mirpuri
  • Richard Sanchez

I am a first year student. Why should I contact a member of the FYE Squad?

All members of our Squad were once in your shoes and understand what your experience may be like as a first year Bruin. They all are dedicated to helping you find a sense of belonging at UCLA. As your peers, they are available to meet with you 1 on 1 to discuss any issues you may be having within your transitional first year. They are also knowledgeable on campus support services and can refer you to these resources to help enhance your experience. They are a friendly and dedicated group with a passion in helping you succeed at UCLA!

Click on each Squad member's bio to find their email addresses or contact their supervisor, our Graduate Intern, Bao Nhia Moua, directly. 

As a UCLA staff or faculty member, what can the FYE Squad do for me?

All members of the FYE Squad have experience with program planning, public speaking, advocating for first year students, problem solving, and managing administrative tasks. Whether you are planning an event and need input from a first year ambassador or you are looking for students to staff an upcoming program, any member of the FYE Squad is ready and willing to assist you! They are also available to do class presentations related to a first-year experience topic.

Contact their supervisor, Graduate Intern Bao Nhia Moua (, to schedule a consultation meeting.

Apply to Become a 2018-2019 FYE Squad Intern!

We are currently accepting applications for eligible students to join our FYE Squad Internship. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about advocating for first year students and demonstrate strong organizational and leadership skills. As a FYE Squad Intern, you will have professional development opportunities to enhance your resume, which include public speaking, program planning, and  administrative responsibilities. You will also have access to resources to help with your resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills. You will be part of a team that expands your network at UCLA in a fun and dynamic environment that will include quarterly social events with your fellow Squad members.

The application process involves completing the application below, emailing us your resume at, and then participating in a 60 minute interview before the end of the 2018 Spring quarter. 

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! The new deadline to apply is Sunday, May 27th at 11:59 p.m. Once you submit your application, please allow up to a week for us to respond regarding the interview. Kindly email your resume to the email address above once you submit your application.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.